We’re likely to see a star-studded field at the 2019 Western & Southern Open as a number of the biggest names will be on hand. On the men’s side, we will visit No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic and No. 3 Roger Federer. For Djokovic and Federer, it’s our very first look at them since Wimbledon. Is a fantastic bet ?
August 12, 2019, * Odds taken
Djokovic is the defending champion at this occasion since he beat Roger Federer at the 2018 final 6-4, 6-4. Shockingly, it was his first name in this time, that is surprising since he’s been in the final six times in total.
The issue is that Djokovic has flourished here of late. Yeshe got the win from 2018 but was absent in each of those 2 years before, he then dropped in the final, dropped in the third round and dropped in the quarters in each of the three previous decades. His album is at this tournament. The 11 losses tie him .
At the same time, nobody is playing better than him on the hard courts right now. He’s 33-3 on hard courts because the beginning of 2018 (not including indoor). He is the player to conquer here.
There are not many dangers here. Dominic Thiem is the No. 4 seed but he is a clay-court specialist. Stefanos Tsitsipas is a clandestine 20-year-old with a shot but a loss to Nick Kyrgios from the semis at the Citi Open and to Hubert Hurkacz in his first match at the Rogers Cup indicates he’s not a real threat.
Then there’s Kei Nishikori, that also lost in his very first game at the Rogers Cup, Alex Zverev, who’s much better about clay, and Karen Kachanov, who is only 18-17 about the year.
Out of the more shots, a player like Kevin Anderson is capable of astonishing since he performs well on hard courts but he has been hurt all year. Marin Cilic is an option but he’s just 13-11 on the year. Who is there to bet in this tournament other?
This is a key tune-up for the U.S. Open later this season, so I am expecting Djokovic’s’A’ game . He has been away since Wimbledon and ought to be fresh.
Federer is a choice as he’s won this event seven times but he’s much better on grass than judges. He is 29-5 in his last 34 to the hard courts; he is 11-1 in his last 12 on grass.
With Nadal pulling from this competition after just winning the Rogers Cup on the weekend, then that makes this tournament Djokovic’s to drop in my novels.
Let’s keep it civil and have fun.
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